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CAMH study shows global estimates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among children

TORONTO, August 21, 2017 – Globally, nearly eight out of every 1,000 children in the general population is estimated to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition, it is estimated that one out of 13 women who consumed any alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201730 Views

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NAN to Launch 9th Annual NAN Food Symposium

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 22, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox will join with community leaders and delegates to launch the 9th Annual Food Symposium “Ayekeyway Nuthumun Weshkatch Kaakeepe Odahteeseeyung” (Back to our Roots) today. “The NAN Food Symposium is an excellent opportunity for delegates from across NAN territory to come together […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201726 Views

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NunatuKavut Launches Its First Community Infrastructure Program

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, August 21, 2017 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is proud to announce the launch of a $1.5 million program that will provide a vital investment in infrastructure projects in communities in NunatuKavut. This is the first major infrastructure program developed by NCC that is fully funded from its own source […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201724 Views

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Métis culture, growth and progress on self-government celebrated at MNO Annual General Assembly

August 21, 2017 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assembly concluded in Kenora on August 21 with a strong sense of progress on Métis rights and self-government as well as a growing pride in the renewal of Métis culture and heritage. During the annual State of the Nation address, MNO Acting President France […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201734 Views

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MFNERC: Remembering Sheron T. Fiddler

A tireless advocate for First Nations education. Sheron was born on Peguis First Nation. Just after her 4th birthday, she went to the Brandon Residential School and later attended the Residential School in Birtle. After completing grade 12, Sheron received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. Her education career began in Norway House and Sandy […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201719 Views

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Prime Minister joins Canadian delegation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

August 22, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Today, we reflect on the courage and bravery shown by those who fought in the Dieppe Raid, and the contributions of Canadians during the Second World War. The Right Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201736 Views

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Grandview Lodge Could Become School – Magic 99.9

August 22, 2017 City Council is considering giving the Grandview Lodge building and property to Matawa First Nations. It would be used to develop a First Nation high school and residence for students from those communities. Councillor Iain Angus says this initiative could really help keep young people safe. “When Grandview Lodge become open and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20175 Views

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BCAAFC AGM and Board of Directors Meeting update

The BCAAFC AGM will be held in Vernon, BC, September 22-23, 2017. The BCAAFC Board of Directors Meeting is set for scheduled for Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please click here for the online registration process and neccessary supporting documentation. NT4

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201718 Views

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Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of most vulnerable patient groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 21, 2017  QUEBEC _ Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Canada’s doctors have a major role to play in improving the health of the country’s most vulnerable populations, including those at risk for a fatal overdose due to rampant opioid use and abuse, a crisis she characterized as a national public health […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201724 Views

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Métis Nation of Ontario Releases Results of Ground-Breaking Ontario Métis Root Ancestors Project

On August 19, 2017, at the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) 24th Annual General Assembly in Kenora, the results of the MNO’s Ontario Métis Root Ancestors Project (the “Project”) were publicly released. Click here to view the results from the Project on the MNO’s website. The Project—which included the review and compilation of well over 100,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201742 Views

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BCAFN Summer 2017 Newsletter – BCAFN

We endeavour to provide our membership with an update of active and ongoing areas of BC Assembly of First Nation’s (BCAFN) work and a summary of upcoming meetings/events. Read More: http://bcafn.ca/bcafn-summer-2017-newsletter/

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20174 Views

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Atlantic Film Festival features new NFB documentaries from Alanis Obomsawin, Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman, and Marie Clements. Obomsawin’s history-making 50th film one of three Atlantic premieres.

August 21, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The 50th film from Alanis Obomsawin in the 50th year of her legendary filmmaking career, a powerful look by first-time director Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman at how healing can happen when men take responsibility for their domestic abuse, and a musical documentary from Marie Clements connecting key moments in the history […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201733 Views

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A NAFTA chapter focused on Indigenous rights will be crucial, Bellegarde says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 21, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The push for an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border as well as in Canada, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde _ a main advocate for its creation. Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201727 Views

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Mines Ministers Meeting Falls Short of Meaningful Progress on Environment and Indigenous Rights

Fredericton-Ottawa-Vancouver, 18 August 2017. Indigenous communities and advocacy groups are disappointed and concerned about the outcomes of Canada’s 2017 Energy & Mines Ministers Conference, which ended last week in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. “None of the 200 pages of documents and 11 priority action points coming out of this conference even include the words ‘Indigenous rights,’ ‘consent,’ ‘mining wastes,’ ‘tailings,’ […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201727 Views

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Scouts Canada to plant trees in Fort McMurray park devastated by wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017  FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ Scouts Canada is planning to plant 750 trees on Saturday in a Fort McMurray park devastated by last year’s wildfire. The scouts say they wanted to help the northern Alberta community and provide the trees as a symbol of hope. Caitlyn Piton of Scouts Canada says […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201726 Views

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Durango Dewatering at Dianna Lake, SK

Vancouver, BC / August 22, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTC-ATOXF), (the Company or Durango) announces that it has begun dewatering pit No. 1 at its wholly owned Dianna Lake silver project in northern Saskatchewan. Durango’s crew is undergoing the follow-up program as previously announced on August 8, 2017 including sampling the historical pit No. 1 which […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201713 Views

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Government of Canada supports six-unit housing project at Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

August 21, 2017     Ottawa, ON        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have access to a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is making historic investments toward improving the condition of housing in First Nation communities, reducing overcrowding and increasing the health and safety of residents. Today the Honourable Carolyn […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201724 Views

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Media Advisory: PS Joël Lightbound will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada will help to give local youth in Quebec City the tools they need to find and keep good jobs

Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Louis–Hébert, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada will help to give local youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201727 Views

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Ottawa wants info on impact of nuclear waste bunker on Indigenous community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 21, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Further information on how a proposed nuclear-waste bunker near Lake Huron might affect area First Nations peoples is needed before the government decides whether to approve the project, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday. In a letter to Ontario Power Generation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201711 Views

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Woman says Ukrainian group dance featuring powwow moves, clothing ‘offensive’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017 SASKATOON _ An Indigenous woman says a dance performed by a Ukrainian group is “cultural appropriation” and “offensive.” Janelle Pewapsconias recorded a video of the performance Saturday night at Folkfest in Saskatoon and posted it on her Facebook page. It shows Ukrainian dancers, some wearing headdressess, performing a routine which […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201732 Views

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Long Plain First Nation Votes YES!

August 21, 2017 August 13th, 2017: Long Plain First Nation (Portage La Prairie, MB) has become the 75th Framework Agreement Signatory to ratify their community land code!  With great excitement, and a 90% approval by voting members, Long Plain’s 4384 hectare, 4273-member Ojibway nation has regained governance control over their reserve lands and resources!  This […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201716 Views

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BR NAFTA Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 22, 2017  OTTAWA – The head of the Assembly of First Nations says an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border. Chief Perry Bellegarde says Indigenous Peoples were left out of North American free trade discussions of the 1990s, adding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201731 Views

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NCAIED Board of Directors Membership Openings

August 22, 2017 In a continuing effort to strengthen our organization, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is seeking to fill 4 vacancies on our board of directors, bringing the total number to 18. Our Mission Develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201735 Views

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Hardrock Gold Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

August 21, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201714 Views

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Nova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75,000 civil servants – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s Liberal government finally moved on a contentious piece of labour legislation Tuesday, effectively imposing a wage package on 75,000 public sector employees. Premier Stephen McNeil said the proclamation of the Public Services Sustainability Act was being done in the “best […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201727 Views

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Irving Shipbuilding Community Update July 2017

August 18, 2017 The National Shipbuilding Strategy is revitalizing Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industry, creating sustainable jobs, generating economic impact across the country, and ensuring Canada’s Navy will be prepared to serve and protect our interests both at home and abroad. Read the latest stories on shipbuilding progress, people, and Canada-wide investments in Irving Shipbuilding’s […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201718 Views

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Garibaldi Applies “Full Force” At Nickel Mountain

August 18, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia, August 18, 2017 – Garibaldi Resources (TSX.V: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to provide an exploration and corporate update pertaining to the Company’s 63 sq. km and 100%-owned E&L Project at Nickel Mountain in the heart of northwest British Columbia’s prolific Eskay Camp. Highlights: Crews, including Full […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201719 Views

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Delegation pays final tribute to those who fought in Dieppe, France – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ A small crowd of veterans, dignitaries and invited guests marked a final, drenched ceremony in Ottawa today in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe in France. The ceremony was held in the pouring rain at the National War Memorial, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201725 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Retail trade, June 2017 Retail sales rose for the fourth consecutive month in June, edging up 0.1% to $49.0 billion. Sales were up in 6 of 11 subsectors, representing 38% of total retail trade. Continue reading  Investment in new housing construction, June 2017 Investment in new housing construction rose 7.2% from June 2016 to $4.7 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201715 Views

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Manitoba won’t follow Ontario’s lead on judges’ sex assault law training: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A Winnipeg newspaper says the Manitoba government has no plans to try to legislate upgraded training in sexual-assault law for its provincial court judges. The Free Press says the province is not following Ontario, where introduced legislation requires new judges to follow an updated education plan that includes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20179 Views

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Rising old age security spending dampened by CPP increases: Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 22, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A mandatory review of the country’s largest seniors benefit program is predicting all-time highs in spending over the coming years with waves of baby boomer retirements _ spending levels that could have been even higher if not for changes to the public […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201730 Views

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The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business announces new partnership with VIA Rail

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business announces new partnership with VIA Rail National Rail Company commits to building bridges with Indigenous Communities TORONTO — August 22, 2017 — The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is announcing a new partnership with national rail company, VIA Rail. This partnership comes in conjunction with VIA Rail’s commitment […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201745 Views

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Canada Made Two Funding Announcements Affecting First Nations in Northwestern Ontario | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Published on Aug 18, 2017 The federal Indigenous Affairs minister made two funding announcements affecting First Nations in Northwestern Ontario.The dollars are aimed at ending boil water advisories and improving housing conditions.

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2017154 Views

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Royal BC Museum and TD accelerate digitization of fragile Nirst Nations audio

August 18, 2017 TD supports the Royal BC Museum in improving access to Indigenous cultural materials VICTORIA, BC–In the rapid-paced, tech-driven era of texting and Snapchat, people have become used to ephemeral images, voices and conversations, and acclimatized to memories discarded or forgotten seconds after capture. But technology is also a boon to fragile or […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017209 Views

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Future Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre to take shape at Gulf Fisheries Centre

August 21, 2017 Moncton, New Brunswick − The Government of Canada is investing in scientific excellence to ensure we have high-quality information to make the best decisions about Canada’s aquatic environments. This is one of the ways the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture sectors thrive, remain sustainable and healthy, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017183 Views

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An Indigenous heroine gets her due — 170 years later – The Star

‘I want our women to see how incredibly strong they are,’ Angelique’s Isle director Michelle Derosier August 20, 2017 Nearly a decade ago, the survival story of Angelique Mott, a young Anishinaabe woman from the 1800s, seized Indigenous director Michelle Derosier. Angelique, 17, was left to starve to death on a Lake Superior island during […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017155 Views

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Analysis: Amid Trans Mountain uncertainty, pro-pipeline Indigenous peoples make a pitch for development – CBC

It’s a ‘myth’ that First Nation interests are always aligned with environmentalists, First Nations leader says August 21, 2017 Some Indigenous leaders in B.C. scored a major victory recently after they successfully lobbied Premier John Horgan to join a legal fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The $7.4 billion project, which got the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017143 Views

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National Energy Board to hear oral traditional evidence on NGTL’s plans to abandon the Peace River Mainline

NEB will hear from local Métis Nations and the applicant August 21, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hear oral traditional evidence from two Métis Nations on how NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL)’s plans to abandon a 266 kilometre section of the Peace River Mainline could impact their communities. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017109 Views

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Indigenous people to get their own court in Ottawa – APTN

August 21, 2017 Kenneth Jackson APTN National News The government of Ontario is set to announce this week the opening of an Indigenous peoples court, APTN National News has learned. The announcement is set for Friday at the Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street, according to a memo sent to lawyers and other stakeholders obtained by APTN. “Details regarding […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201788 Views

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Ontario and First Nations Moving Ahead With Road to Ring of Fire

August 21, 2017 Province Supporting First Nations Proposal to Build All-Season Access Road Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017180 Views

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Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says – The Globe and Mail

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don’t feel confident enough and are nervous about saying the wrong thing. Emily Milne, an assistant professor of sociology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, interviewed 100 Indigenous and non-Indigenous parents and teachers in southern […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201799 Views

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OPP investigate suspicious death in Pikangikum First Nation – CBC

August 21, 2017 Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of a man on Saturday night in Pikangikum First Nation. According to a media release, police said they were called at about 9:30 p.m. to the school area on Airport Road. When officers arrived they found an unconscious man and he was transported to the nursing station […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201759 Views

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New SFI Board Members Come Together To Enhance Community, Brand Owner And Youth Engagement

August 21, 2017 OTTAWA, ON and WASHINGTON, DC — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) welcomed two new officers and one new member to its Board of Directors: Mark Rodgers as Board Chair, Guy Gleysteen as Vice Chair, and Laura Downey as a new member in the social chamber. These new members will play a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201759 Views

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Sacked principal’s lawsuit a lesson for HR – Hrmonline

August 21, 2017 You may recall a recent article by Angela Wiggins regarding the remedy of reinstatement for federal employees under the unjust dismissal provision of the Canada Labour Code. You may also recall that the decision in question there was considered an extension of the Supreme Court of Canada’s reasoning in Wilson v. Atomic Energy, originally discussed here. We can now […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201767 Views

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Canada and Manitoba Reach Agreement on Targeted Health Funding

August 21, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Manitoba – Health Canada Canada’s public health care system is a source of pride. The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are committed to ensuring that it is there to meet the needs of Canadians. Today, the federal government and the Government of Manitoba agreed to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201764 Views

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Five new fires in Northwest region – TB Newswatch

Northwest Region There were five confirmed new fires by the afternoon of August 20 in the Northwest Region and seven new fires confirmed by day’s end on August 19. Northwest Region There were five confirmed new fires by the afternoon of August 20 in the Northwest Region and seven new fires confirmed by day’s end on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201758 Views

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Canada Celebrates the Ottawa River’s Heritage Designations

August 21, 2017 Today, the governments of Canada, Quebec and Ontario celebrated important heritage designations for both the Ontario and Quebec portions of the Ottawa River. The Ottawa River’s designation as a Heritage River recognizes the river’s outstanding cultural heritage value, including its significance to Indigenous Peoples, its history as an important trade and transportation […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201773 Views

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“Nimoshom And His Bus” – a bookwrap – Baby Book Worms

August 21, 2017 Cree /ˈkriː/ (also known as Cree–Montagnais–Naskapi) is a dialect continuum of Algonquian languages spoken by approximately 117,000 people across Canada, from the Northwest Territories and Alberta to Labrador. If classified as one language, it is the aboriginal language with the highest number of speakers in Canada. “Nimoshom And His Bus” Authored by Penny M. Thomas Illustrated by Karen Hibbard Age […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201758 Views

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Monday August 21, 2017 – Law Times

STEPS TAKEN TO INCREASE DIVERSITY Ontario recently announced the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will be taking steps to increase diversity in the judiciary, including recruiting more judges from indigenous communities. “Trust in the justice system requires a judiciary that reflects the community,” says Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The JAAC […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201751 Views

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Architect with career in Nunavut gets honorary degree from OCAD university – Construction Links

August 21, 2017 Harriet Burdett-Moulton, 69, has designed more than 200 buildings in Nunavut during her career as architect and now she is being recognized for her work. This summer she received an honorary degree from OCAD university in Toronto and earlier this year she was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201770 Views

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